Dictionary Results for naming


1. naming - noun

· the verbal act of naming; "the part he failed was the naming of state capitals"

Hypernym(s): speech_act




2. naming - noun

· the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

Synonym(s): appointment, assignment, designation

Hypernym(s): decision, determination, conclusion




3. name - verb

· assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

Synonym(s): call, know_as, be_known_as

Hypernym(s): label




4. name - verb

· give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"

Synonym(s): identify

Hypernym(s): denote, refer




5. name - verb

· charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"

Synonym(s): nominate, make

Hypernym(s): appoint, charge




6. name - verb

· create and charge with a task or function; "nominate a committee"

Synonym(s): appoint, nominate, constitute

Hypernym(s): establish, found, plant, constitute, institute




7. name - verb

· mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"

Hypernym(s): specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit




8. name - verb

· make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

Synonym(s): mention, advert, bring_up, cite, refer

Hypernym(s): think_of, have_in_mind, mean




9. name - verb

· identify as in botany or biology, for example

Synonym(s): identify, discover, key, key_out, distinguish, describe




10. name - verb

· give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"

Synonym(s): list

Hypernym(s): enumerate, recite, itemize, itemise




11. name - verb

· determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

Synonym(s): diagnose

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass




12. naming - adjective

· inclined to or serving for the giving of names; "the appellative faculty of children"; "the appellative function of some primitive rites"

Synonym(s): appellative





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